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BLUEGRASS CAT (Storm Cat) and SUNRIVER (Saint Ballado), trainer Todd Pletcher's runners in Saturday's 138th edition of the Belmont S. (G1), both worked five furlongs on a "good" training track at Belmont Park on Monday ...Complete Workouts
Bluegrass Cat will be the likely favorite in the Belmont
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Monday, June 5
•  Big, varied bunch for Belmont in absence of stars
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With the winners of the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) both absent, this year's Belmont Stakes (G1) has inevitably attracted a large and varied group of three-year-olds.

•  Attima scores front-running victory in Honeymoon Breeders' Cup
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Attima (GB) took command early and never relinquished her advantage as she drove to a 11.4-length victory in the $137,150 Honeymoon Breeders Cup Handicap (G2) on Sunday at Hollywood Park.

•  From ESPN.COM 
'Lost' And Found
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Lost in the Fog winning Saturday's Aristides BC at Churchill Downs.

By MARTY MCGEE, Daily Racing Form
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Stepping into the Churchill Downs winner's circle after gleefully watching his dream horse run to victory, owner Harry Aleo announced to no one in particular: "The Fog is back."

Odds 'n Ends
•  Kentucky Horse Racing Authority reverses stewards' ruling on claim
Almost a year after Churchill Downs stewards disallowed Ken Ramsey's claim of the filly Ima Hogg, the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority voted on Monday to reverse that ruling.

•  Young Dressage Horses Take Center Stage at CDI***/Y Dressage at Raleigh 2006

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The USEF Markel Young Horse Eastern Selection Trial for the FEI World Breeding Championships drew an impressive group of five and six year old horses for the final of three U.S. selection trials. "The quality here is very exciting," said Markel's John Seger.

•  Andalusian horses: This, too, is part of Panama's heritage
Photos and article by Gaenor Speed

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The all-time champion and his one and only rider
The Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre is located in Jerez de la Frontera in Cadiz province, Spain.
These world famous Andalusian dancing horses are stabled and trained in the botanical garden grounds of a 19th century palace. The covered arena was designed by architect José Luis Ricado as were the five octagon shaped stables of 12 boxes each which are set around the tack room. Each horse has various sets of his own tack and equipment.

•  What's in a whinny? Scientist to decode horse-speak
By VALERIE IANCOVICH, DiscoveryChannel.ca

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Almost everyone has heard a horse's whinny. But, no one knows if that whinny is a whine of sorrow, a whoop of pleasure, or a wail of pain. Now, one acoustician is studying these noises to help horse handlers better understand what the animals are trying to 'say' with their neigh.

•  Ranchers round up horses to make way for development
By The Associated Press
COLOCKUM, Wash. – For 20 years, Claude Miller and Dick Blue have leased 11,000 acres in central Washington's Colockum hills for grazing land for their 250 to 300 horses, which are used in youth camps and resorts across Washington state.

•  A Horse Without Hassle

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Any avid equestrian will be able to tell you that the initial cost of a horse is not what makes any form of horseback riding such an expensive sport. Horses must be fed, housed and properly cared for - all of which are ongoing expenses, on top of training and general equipment. With one piece of equipment, the Racewood Riding Simulator, a novice rider can now eliminate those ongoing costs while s/he learns to ride.